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June 11, 2021, 12:55 PM

New study finds that babies are more generous than we think

The Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences found that babies already have the building blocks of generous social behavior.
June 11, 2021, 12:55 PM
New study finds that babies are more generous than we think
June 10, 2021, 2:25 PM

Energetic toddler won’t let mom sleep

Sumala Chuencharoenwong’s baby monitor caught the busy toddler rolling and sitting on top of his mom as she tried to sleep!
June 10, 2021, 2:25 PM
Energetic toddler won’t let mom sleep
June 9, 2021, 10:31 PM

This teacher on TikTok is teaching parents the ABCs of childcare

This teacher on TikTok is teaching parents the ABCs of childcare
June 9, 2021, 10:31 PM
This teacher on TikTok is teaching parents the ABCs of childcare
June 9, 2021, 1:34 PM

This teacher on TikTok is teaching parents the ABCs of child care

Mr. Chazz, an education consultant and now influencer, has gone from helping teachers manage their classrooms to giving parents lessons on how to manage their kids at home.
June 9, 2021, 1:34 PM
This teacher on TikTok is teaching parents the ABCs of child care
June 8, 2021, 2:36 PM

Were infant sleeper safety warnings ignored?

Lawmakers grilled executives after dozens of deaths. ABC News’ Megan Tevrizian has the details.
June 8, 2021, 2:36 PM
Were infant sleeper safety warnings ignored?
June 5, 2021, 9:24 PM

Ohio school district expected to pay $3 million to family of 8-year-old who died by suicide, enact anti-bully reforms

An Ohio school district is expected to reach a settlement with the family of Gabriel Taye, an 8-year-old student who died by suicide in 2017 after he was bullied.
June 5, 2021, 9:24 PM
Ohio school district expected to pay $3M to family of 8-year-old who died by suicide
May 30, 2021, 11:46 PM

13-year-old girl severely burned while imitating TikTok video, family says

A 13-year-old girl has been in the hospital for over two weeks after suffering third-degree burns while apparently attempting to imitate a video she saw on TikTok.
May 30, 2021, 11:46 PM
Teenager severely burned imitating TikTok video, family says
May 30, 2021, 11:44 PM

Parents warned of potentially dangerous TikTok challenge

A 13-year-old girl was hospitalized after attempting to copy a TikTok video showing a person using alcohol to draw shapes on a mirror before lighting them on fire.
May 30, 2021, 11:44 PM
Parents warned of potentially dangerous TikTok challenge
May 30, 2021, 4:15 PM

Easing children’s anxieties as we return to normal

Psychotherapist, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams on helping kids adjust to life again outside the home.
May 30, 2021, 4:15 PM
Easing children’s anxieties as we return to normal
May 28, 2021, 7:57 PM

This mom of 6 has perfect reply to passengers who complain about kids on flights

Comedian Jen Fulwiler's message resonated with other moms on social media.
May 28, 2021, 7:57 PM
This mom has perfect reply to passengers who complain about kids on flights
May 28, 2021, 4:10 PM

Baby says ‘mama’ in the most hilariously demonic way

Turn your sound on to hear this little one hit a deep register we didn’t even know was possible.
May 28, 2021, 4:10 PM
Baby says ‘mama’ in the most hilariously demonic way
May 20, 2021, 8:09 PM

Viral YouTube star shares his ‘dadvice’

Rob Kenney teaches people how to do practical tasks and offers meaningful life advice in his new book, “Dad, How Do I: Practical ‘Dadvice’ for Everyday Tasks and Successful Living.”
May 20, 2021, 8:09 PM
Viral YouTube star shares his ‘dadvice’
May 19, 2021, 5:29 PM

Mom’s trash bag hack reveals we’ve been doing it all wrong

You won’t want to ‘throw away’ this mom’s amazing trash bag hack.
May 19, 2021, 5:29 PM
Mom’s trash bag hack reveals we’ve been doing it all wrong
1 month ago

Breast-feeding moms say they were not allowed in volleyball tournament

The female coaches were allegedly told they were not allowed to bring their nursing infants into the tournament venue.
1 month ago
Breast-feeding moms say they were not allowed in volleyball tournament
1 month ago

Mom's genius beach day hacks for baby get praise from millions

Kate Bast, mom to 1-year-old Lily, said she launched a TikTok page to document her hacks and this one in particular received 6.6 million views.
1 month ago
Mom's genius beach day hacks for baby get praise from millions
1 month ago

Stay-at-home dad's hilarious press conference video gets laughs from millions

Evan Kyle Berger and Kevin Laferriere are the creators of The Dumb Dads podcast and both are stay-at-home dads.
1 month ago
Hilarious 'Dad Press Conference' gets laughs from millions
1 month ago

Most popular baby names in US revealed as birth and fertility rates decline

For the second year in a row, the most popular baby names remain the same in America.
1 month ago
Most popular baby names in US revealed as birth and fertility rates decline
1 month ago

How to manage kids' anxiety as they return to activities, summer camps and school

Dr. Rheeda Walker, a licensed clinical psychologist, shares ways parents can help manage the transition.
1 month ago
How to manage kids' anxiety as they return to activities, summer camps and school
1 month ago

Instagram mom talks about her new book, 'How Far You Have Come'

Morgan Harper Nichols shares personal details in her new book she wrote during quarantine.
1 month ago
Instagram mom talks about her new book, 'How Far You Have Come'
1 month ago

US birth and fertility rates drop to record lows in 2020, CDC says

Birth and fertility rates in the United States dropped to record lows again last year, according to a new report published Wednesday.
1 month ago
US birth and fertility rates drop to record lows in 2020, CDC says
1 month ago

Mom's time-saving breast-pumping hack helps moms work smarter not harder

Ashley Newton's smart trick helps moms cut down on clean-up time.
1 month ago
Mom's time-saving breast-pumping hack helps moms work smarter not harder
2 months ago

Working moms feel the stress of burnout as they try to manage the home and workplace

Since the pandemic began, the number of women leaving the workforce is at its highest rate in more than 30 years.
2 months ago
Working moms feel the stress of burnout as they try to manage the home and workplace
2 months ago

Mom's time-saving breast-pumping hack stuns parents on TikTok

Ashley Newton told "Good Morning America" that she posted a TikTok video of the clever trick in hopes of helping other moms.
2 months ago
Mom's time-saving breast-pumping hack stuns parents on TikTok
2 months ago

1 year into the pandemic, working moms are still trying juggle it all

“We're kind of all in the same boat -- all stretched way thin,” said working mom Opal Foster.
2 months ago
1 year into the pandemic, working moms are still trying juggle it all
2 months ago

Actress Eva Mendes sparks online parenting debate on spanking

Parenting experts weigh in after Mendes, a mother of two, touched off a social media storm with an Instagram post comparing spanking to abuse in a marriage.
2 months ago
Actress Eva Mendes sparks online parenting debate on spanking
2 months ago

Why I decided to be a 'single mother by choice'

Deirdre Deiner gave birth to her daughter Kelce Alyssa when she was in her 40s thanks to IVF. Here, she explains her decision to wait and why she chose to parent alone.
2 months ago
Why I decided to be a 'single mother by choice'
2 months ago

Parent finds sweet solution to stop baby from crying

A clever mom discovered that aiming a dollop of whipped cream into her 6-month-old child's mouth is the perfect way to stop the tears.
2 months ago
Parent finds sweet solution to stop baby from crying
2 months ago

How to introduce your dog to your newborn

Certified dog trainer Dominika Knossalla, creator of online community Dog Meets Baby, helps fur babies and human babies bond.
2 months ago
How to introduce your dog to your newborn
2 months ago

2 moms’ innovative approach to children’s fashion

Borobabi is a circular retailer that has revolutionized how families shop and take care of their kids' clothing.
2 months ago
2 moms’ innovative approach to children’s fashion
2 months ago

Mom creates online community to help parents tackle picky eaters

Jenny Best of Solid Starts shares her top tips for parents during mealtime with their babies.
2 months ago
Mom creates online community to help parents tackle picky eaters
2 months ago

Photo of dad sleeping on hospital floor leads to reflection on equal parenting

Sara Duncan, a mother of two and teacher from Fredericktown, Missouri, posted the image onto Facebook where it was shared more than 31,000 times.
2 months ago
Photo of dad sleeping on hospital floor leads to reflection on equal parenting
2 months ago

'I'm not a housekeeper': Mom's candid post draws support from stay-at-home parents

A woman who's keeping it real in an essay about being a stay-at-home mom is sparking conversations among parents on Facebook.
2 months ago
Mom's candid post draws support from stay-at-home parents
2 months ago

Parenting expert and Instagram star Karrie Locher shares tips for new parents

Locher teaches one postpartum mother how to help ease into the new parenting routine for her and her baby.
2 months ago
Parenting expert and Instagram star Karrie Locher shares tips for new parents
2 months ago

The hottest toys of 2021

Our in-house kid correspondent weighs in on the latest picks from the Toy Insider. ABC News’ Will Ganss reports.
2 months ago
The hottest toys of 2021
2 months ago

‘Zen Mamas’ dish out parenting advice

Co-authors Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen share tips from their book, “The Zen Mama Guide to Finding Your Rhythm in Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond.”
2 months ago
‘Zen Mamas’ dish out parenting advice
2 months ago

Experts warn against parents sharing breast milk for COVID-19 antibodies

Experts are warning parents against sharing breast milk which they believe may contain COVID-19 antibodies. Still, some are taking the risk.
2 months ago
Parents are hunting for breast milk with COVID-19 antibodies. But is it safe?
2 months ago

Parents on the hunt for breast milk with COVID-19 antibodies

Many parents are on the hunt for breast milk with COVID-19 antibodies to protect their babies. Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the practice and possible concerns.
2 months ago
Parents on the hunt for breast milk with COVID-19 antibodies
2 months ago

#IMomSoHard comedy duo get real about motherhood

Viral web stars Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley discuss their latest book, “The Meanest of Meanies: A Book About Love.”
2 months ago
#IMomSoHard comedy duo get real about motherhood
3 months ago

Woman who lost child to brain tumor gives birth at age 57

A New Hampshire woman who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2016 has given birth to a son at age 57
3 months ago
3 months ago

Surrogate mom opens up about still caring for child she carried due to pandemic

Emily Chrislip of Idaho is still caring for the baby she carried as a surrogate since the pandemic has prevented the biological parents from leaving China to pick her up.
3 months ago
Surrogate mom opens up about still caring for child she carried due to pandemic
3 months ago

Online game Roblox comes with hidden dangers for kids

Roblox has quickly become one of the most popular gaming platforms around the globe, but some families are discovering the free-to-play game can come with financial and emotional costs.
3 months ago
Online game Roblox comes with hidden dangers for kids
3 months ago

Father arrested after allegedly carrying 2-year-old daughter into elephant exhibit at San Diego Zoo

A father was arrested after he allegedly trespassed into the San Diego Zoo's elephant exhibit while carrying his 2-year-old daughter.
3 months ago
Father arrested after allegedly carrying 2-year-old into zoo elephant exhibit
3 months ago

How these experts help parents and kids take stress out of homework

As this week marks one year since the pandemic hit the U.S., two education experts are helping parents ease anxiety around schoolwork with their book, “Taking the Stress Out of Homework.”
3 months ago
How these experts help parents and kids take stress out of homework
3 months ago

NFL star Aaron Rodgers says 'being a father' is his 'next great challenge'

NFL star Aaron Rodgers is already talking about becoming a dad after his recent engagement to actress Shailene Woodley.
3 months ago
NFL star Aaron Rodgers says 'being a father' is his 'next great challenge'
3 months ago

I'm 37 and I pose as children online to identify sexual predators. Here's what parents should know

"Sloane" offers tips and warnings to parents about who their kids might encounter online, and how they can stay safe.
3 months ago
I'm 37 and pose as kids online to identify sexual predators. What parents should know
4 months ago

Hasbro rebrands Mr. Potato toy to be more gender-neutral

The popular toy is nixing its decades-long moniker in favor of Potato Head, in an effort to be more inclusive for families and children.
4 months ago
Hasbro rebrands Mr. Potato toy to be more gender-neutral
4 months ago

Experts weigh in on when parents should introduce kids to a new significant other

Relationship experts also weigh in on other topics related to single moms and dads getting back into the dating game.
4 months ago
Experts weigh in on when parents should introduce kids to a new significant other
4 months ago
No devices in bedrooms and 8 more tips for keeping kids safe from online predators
4 months ago

'You and your friends are making history': Mom's post on virtual learning goes viral

Christine Derengowski, a writer from Grand Blanc, Michigan, shared with her followers the unique perspective she gave her 7-year-old son.
4 months ago
'You and your friends are making history': Mom's post on virtual learning goes viral
4 months ago

How 2 single women, determined to become mothers, ended up creating 3 families

The path to motherhood wasn’t easy for these two women, who decided to pay it forward to help other families welcome children.
4 months ago
How 2 single women, determined to become mothers, ended up creating 3 families